RE: Basic Aroid Question??

Mike, I can only comment on the Caladium.  The growers here in Florida
have acres and acres and in full sun.  The are interested in producing
large tubers and many offsets.  In more shade, these same plants have a
tendency to get taller and have larger leaves (although not a strong).

The Alocasias vary according to which species you are talking about.


Richard L. Mansell

Professor	Emeritus			Home:  13508 Little Lake
Biology Department			             Tampa, FL
University of South Florida 
Tampa, FL 33620		   		  813-974-1588 (W)


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Mike Bernardoni []
> Sent:	Saturday, June 13, 1998 2:20 PM
> To:
> Subject:	Basic Aroid Question??
> Hi  I was wondering how much sun that Colocasias and Alocasias can
> take??? Does it
> depend on the variety???  I usually keep my Caladiums in the
> shade...Common "Elephant
> Ears"..can they be grown in full sun???  I know these are basic
> questions and I will
> appreciate your help!! TIA  Mike

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